Tennessee Adds More Evidence, Data Requirements To Budget Proposal Process

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee Is Required To Present Next Year’s Budget Proposal Before Feb. 1, And The Process Leading Up To It Now Includes A Complete Evidence-Based Budget Analysis, Including A Series Of New Questions For Each State Agency.

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Beacon Center’s 2021 Pork Report Highlights Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Of Waste, Fraud & Abuse In TN

The Beacon Center Of Tennessee Has Released This Year’s “Pork Report” In An Appropriately-Themed “Recipe Book” Entitled 12 Recipes For Government Waste, Fraud And Abuse. The Tongue-In-Cheek Recipes Lay Out The Problems And Offer Up Workable Conservative Solutions.

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Public Policy Experts Call Out Hamilton County For $16 Million McDonald Farm Deal

In The 2021 Pork Report By The Beacon Center Of Tennessee, The Organization Calls Out Hamilton County Government For Spending $16 Million In Taxpayer Dollars For 2,170 Acres Of The McDonald Farm With The Hope Of Converting It Into A Center Of Economic Development.

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Weary Of Social Media Prying, Lawmakers Delve Into Data Privacy

TN Legislators Plan To Push Forward With Legislation Designed To Let Tennesseans Know What Companies Are Doing With Their Data When They Sign A Contract.

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Battle Lines Drawn Over Governor’s Education Funding Review

Gov. Bill Lee And Supporters Call His Statewide Review Of Tennessee’s K-12 Funding Formula An Effort To Target Money To Fit Each Student’s Needs. Critics, In Contrast, Say It Is An Effort To Fast Track And Funnel State Dollars To Private Schools.

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Mid-Cumberland Community Members Lobby For Greater Public School Funding

As Governor Lee And The Tennessee Department Of Education Begin Talks Of Changing The Funding Strategy For Tennessee Schools, Many Parents And Teachers Are Saying The Current Allocation Is Not Enough. They Are Requesting Even Greater Funding.

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Immigrant Rights Group Pushes For Removal Of Latin Representative From School-Funding Committee

Immigration Advocates Are Pushing For Governor Lee To Replace The Chair Of The Subcommittee Tasked With Reviewing School Funding For English Language Learners, Claiming He Is A Promoter Of Anti-Immigration Policies.

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